OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6572

AN ACT CONCERNING BANNING BISPHENOL-A IN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS AND FOOD PRODUCTS.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 6358), Senate "A" (LCO 7901)

House Calendar No. : 165

Senate Calendar No. : 591

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 10 $

FY 11 $

Consumer Protection, Dept.

GF - Future Cost

None

None

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill results in a potential cost to the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) beginning in FY 12. Costs would be due to the potential need to inspect products in ensuring that they did not contain bisphenol-A beginning in October 2011. The bill does not require the DCP to carry out such inspections and therefore no additional funding would be required for the agency.

House “A” (LCO 6358) was technical and/or has no fiscal impact.

Senate “A” (LCO 7901) limited the need for inspections of labeling which reduced the workload for the DCP.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.